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BioTherm Energy awarded 20MW Ghana solar project

By Biotherm Energy on 20 September 2016
Biotherm's Aries solar PV plant in South Africa's Northern Cape (Image: Biotherm)
Leading African IPP, BioTherm Energy has emerged victorious in the recent 20MW solar tender in Ghana, West Africa. The company was selected as the preferred supplier out of the numerous bids submitted and will build, own and operate the facility on a 20 year PPA basis.

This ground breaking project will be one of the first of its kind at a utility scale for Ghana and paves the way for future developments in the renewable power sector. This facility will generate enough clean power to support over 10 000 homes, adding much needed power to the Ghana grid where power interruptions are frequent and will provide jobs for members of the local community. These planned activities will advance BioTherm Energy's commitment to Power Africa's goal of providing access to clean, reliable energy across sub-Saharan Africa.

In an interview, CEO Jasandra Nyker explained that “as a company, BioTherm Energy is growing from strength to strength and this latest award is a significant milestone achievement. We are committed to producing clean and sustainable power at competitive pricing, ensuring benefit for local communities, and look forward to concluding the necessary agreements with the Government to take this project into construction.”

Recently, BioTherm also secured 34MW of solar projects in Burkina Faso, 284MW of wind and solar in South Africa as well as being shortlisted in numerous countries across the African continent. In addition, it has embarked on a greenfield development program and is engaging with several African governments in this regard.

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